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Plain facts: being an examination into the rights of the Indian nations of America, to their respective countries; and a vindication of the grant, from the Six united nations of Indians, to the proprietors of Indiana, against the decision of the legislature of Virginia: together with authentic documents, proving that the territory, westward of the Allegany mountain, never belonged to Virginia, &c

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Plain facts: being an examination into the rights of the Indian nations of America, to their respective countries; and a vindication of the grant, from the Six united nations of Indians, to the proprietors of Indiana, against the decision of the legislature of Virginia: together with authentic documents, proving that the territory, westward of the Allegany mountain, never belonged to Virginia, &c


Published 1781
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This pamphlet, which has been variously attributed to Anthony Benezet, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine, was prepared by Samuel Wharton, as is attested by P.E. Du Simitière in his note-books preserved in the Library of Congress. It relates to a large tract of land within the limits of the present state of West Virginia, granted by the Indians in 1768 to certain traders, including Wharton, and called by them "Indiana." The present pamphlet is an enlargement of one published by Wharton in 1776, under title: View of the title to Indiana. cf. Boston athenæum, Catalogue of the Washington collection, 1897, p. 223-224


Publisher Philadelphia, R. Aitken
Pages 182
Language English
Call number 31735061296947
Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
Book contributor University of Pittsburgh Library System
Collection university_pittsburgh; americana
Notes No TOC. Tight margins.

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